Today we honor and celebrate all heroes, whether they are real or fictional. Heroes are people we look up to, who inspire us and keep us safe. They are doctors, nurses, police officers, firemen, volunteers, teachers, and sometimes seemingly ordinary people who rise to the occasion. They are role models who teach us values and kindness. They are those who go above and beyond to do good for others or make our world a better place. For all that they are, we offer our gratitude to let them know that what they do matters.